Lamar Community College's Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed its newest members during the spring induction ceremony on March 29, 2016.
New inductees are: Zachary Bracken (Berthoud), Kelsee Bushell (Plain City, Utah), Sydney Casebolt (Lamar), Marissa Castanos
After a welcome from LCC President John Marrin, the guest speaker for the ceremony was LCC instructor Jim Farmer. Mr. Farmer has taught a variety of courses at LCC for several years, including Journalism, Public Speaking, and Marketing, among others. He engaged the audience with lively examples of his own educational and professional experiences, and encouraged the new members of Phi Theta Kappa to make the decision to try new things in their own lives and take advantage of any opportunity that comes their way.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic honor society with a two-fold mission: to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Founded in 1910, it is the oldest and largest academic honor society of its kind. The Beta Eta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa promotes and honors academic excellence at LCC and is active on campus.
To be eligible to become a member, students must have a 3.5 grade-point average after completing 12 or more credit hours of college-level work, be currently enrolled, and pursuing an AA, AS, AGS or AAS degree. Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to apply for millions of dollars in scholarships each year, as well as gain leadership skills and network with other high achieving college students. Induction of new members occurs every fall and spring semester.
LCC's Phi Theta Kappa officers are Carly Feuerstein, Beecher Strube, Taryn Frazier, Kristin Arns, Malea Orozco, and Marie Mohler.